Song Kang is back with another K-drama, this time as an artist who likes to play the field in “Nevertheless.” His sizzling chemistry with co-star Han So-hee is displayed full-on on the first episode of this weekend drama.
The story starts with Yoo Na-bi (Han So-hee), a student sculptor who’s in a relationship with an art teacher. She gets upset when she finds an exhibited sculpture of a naked woman in a compromising pose named after her. The sculpture was made by her boyfriend who not only embarasses her but even cheats on her. On the day she breaks up with him, she meets Park Jae-eon (Song Kang). The two hit it off immediately. Jae-eon invites her to his place but Na-bi hesitates and leaves.
Na-bi finds herself thinking about Jae-eon and sees glimpses of him around the university. The two meet again at a drinking party and more flirtation ensues. Hesitant at first, Na-bi eventually succumbs to Jae-eon’s advances. The episode ends with what looks like their first kiss.
Song Kang is an Enigma in ‘Nevertheless’
There’s an air of mystery surrounding the role of Song Kang as Jae-eon in “Nevertheless.” We have yet to see his backstory as the first episode focused more on the story of Na-bi. What we know so far is that he’s a junior at the university and that he’s obsessed with butterflies or “nabi” in Korean. It’s evident on his butterfly tattoo and his art works. It also seems like he lives alone in a garage.
What’s the story behind his proclivity towards playing the field? Does he like Na-bi enough to have a relationship with her or is he after one thing? I guess we’ll find out in the next episodes.
‘Nevertheless’ is a Modern-Day Tale
K-drama aficionados might be surprised to see “Nevertheless, ” which openly tackles sex and hook-ups among youths. One of Na-bi’s friends, for example, tells her about a Tinder-like app where you swipe right or left to get a match. Meanwhile, the preview for the next episode shows an even more sizzling scene between the two leads.
One thing is for sure, “Nevertheless” will attract a new set of audience, particularly those who aren’t into sweet first romances that K-dramas are known for.
Catch Song Kang in “Nevertheless” on Netflix, with new episodes every Sunday.